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The Voter Newsletter  |  December 2021  |  Vol. 26, Issue 5
In This Issue
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> A Note From Our President
> Shoutout to Our Partner Orgs
> Help Set the League's Direction
> The Heart of League Activism
> What Brings Us Hope? Voters!
> Redistricting & Primary Elections
> Membership Matters
> Newsletter Raffle Winner
> How to Be "In League" ... It's Easy!
> Your New Favorite Website
> What Your Donations Help Us Do
> Video: Panel on Immigration & Refugees
> Tailored Services for At-Risk Girls
> Action Team Accomplishments
> We're Hiring Office Staff!
> Portland's Safe Rest Villages
> Video: Our Civics Teaching Event
> Volunteer Roundup
> Calendar at a Glance
> Contact Us

  PRESIDENT'S COLUMN  

Covering Our Community Together

By Debbie Kaye, LWVPDX President

I want to tell you about our extensive work this fall so you can also appreciate the successes and feel as proud as I do about engaging with the League. Articles throughout this newsletter will amplify some of the accomplishments listed below.

Facing outward into the community, we:
  • Are following closely the work of the City Charter Review Commission, providing information, history, and testimony on select issues.
  • Have given spoken and written testimony at Portland City Council. Following several years of our advocating for access and transparency, Mayor Wheeler has agreed to allow oral testimony on reports.
  • Produced the October Harvard Case Method presentation in civics education, a quality program with a distilled 7-minute video to be shared with school districts and educators throughout the state. We appreciate the funding from the Herbert A. Templeton Foundation.
  • Presented the November Civic Education program on refugees and immigration — focused particularly on incoming refugees from Afghanistan — with excellent speakers and a good Zoom audience.
  • Are preparing Voter Service guides and outreach for the May 2022 Primary Elections. Podcasts produced from the Video Voters’ Guide interviews will reach a more diverse audience.
Valuable internal work includes:
  • Meeting in September for board retreat, with another planned for the winter
  • Seeking and hiring office support
  • Streamlining financial procedures
  • Civic Education and other program planning
  • Fundraising focus on Giving Tuesday and upcoming grants to support Voter Service
  • Beginning the important work of the budget and nominating committees
Our community relies on the League of Women Voters to “shelter” them from misinformation by providing reliable information on elections and community issues — and with all we do, we’ve got them covered. Thank you for your participation in this critical work for democracy. If your interests and skills draw you to any of these activities, please let us know by contacting the office.

We are all concerned about the newest COVID-19 variant and will plan future League activities and events to safeguard everyone’s health. I wish you all good health, fulfilling time with those you cherish, and inspired adventures in the coming year.
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Communications Chair Margaret Noel, President Debbie Kaye, and Development Chair Linda Mantel.

  LEAGUE BUSINESS  

Our Partners in the Community Amplify the League’s Work


By Debbie Kaye, LWVPDX President

   “It takes collaboration across a community to develop better skills for better lives.”    
    — Mexican Economist Jose Angel Gurria   


Over many years, League members have developed collaborative relationships with a broad range of community organizations and coalitions. This outreach includes nongovernmental organizations, government agencies, communities of color, and education groups. We are proud that these focused alliances result in effective policy change and an informed electorate. Here are some of the groups we have worked with in the last couple of years.

The Speakers Bureau has provided nonpartisan ballot measure programs to the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), the Chinese American Citizens Alliance (CACA), senior residential centers, church groups, and unhoused people. We have distributed the Voters’ Guide through collaboration with Street Roots and Meals on Wheels and conducted voter registration with The Links, Incorporated, and NAACP.

The Civic Education committee has engaged panelists from many nongovernmental organizations to discuss many topics. Some examples are Portland Forward, Human Solutions, Transition Projects, IRCO (Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization), Catholic Charities, Next UP, Verde, and CAUSA. We have also welcomed speakers from public institutions: schools and school districts, OHSU, the Portland Clean Energy Fund, several Multnomah County agencies including the Elections Division and the Mid-County Health Center, and Oregon DEQ, the Office of Equity and Racial Justice in the Office of Governor, and the PSU Center for Public Service.

Members of the Action Committee collaborate with a wide range of organizations and coalitions. Examples include the Albina Ministerial Alliance (AMA) Coalition for Justice and Police Reform, Portland Metro People's Coalition, Portland Harbor Community Coalition, the Braided River Campaign, and Unite Oregon. Other partnerships are topic-specific, as with Portland Copwatch, ACLU of Oregon, Audubon Society of Portland, Neighbors for Clean Air, the Society of Professional Journalists, and neighborhood associations throughout the city. We also partner with faith-based groups such as Portland Interfaith Clergy Resistance.

Poet Mattie Stepanek wrote, “Unity is strength ... when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” We thank our partners for opportunity to work together!
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President Debbie Kaye spoke at a meeting of the Portland Japanese American Citizens League as part of a Speakers Bureau engagement in 2018. Photo courtesy Rich Iwasaki.

  PROGRAM PLANNING  

By Judy Froemke, Discussion Units Coordinator
 

Annual Planning Process Begins in January: Join Us!

Program planning is a yearly event during which League members identify public policy issues of particular interest for in-depth consideration. In January, you’ll have the opportunity to activate your League activism! Join with others to plan for our League’s future.
 
The purpose of this process is to:
  • Share ideas and information about the selected topics in group settings
  • Recommend whether to restudy, update, drop, or retain League positions
  • Identify topics for new studies, Civic Education webinars, Action, and Interest Groups
  • Submit recommendations about studies and advocacy positions for membership approval
Historically, annual program planning began in December with a winter planning party, then continued in January during Discussion Unit meetings with a review of both local League positions as well as state or national League positions (every other year). It culminates in a vote at our annual convention or business meeting. Discussion on local topics is used by the board to guide LWVPDX planning for next year; we also send a report to LWVOR or LWVUS regarding state and national positions.
 
This past year, there was no in-person party. Instead, seven topics correlating to League positions were considered and recommendations were made within our seven Discussion Unit meetings, via Zoom. For 2021 planning, 65 total members participated — almost doubling the number of participants since 2017. Be one of the many members to participate in 2022!
 
The program planning committee is in the process of organizing discussion groups and topics for consideration (such as gun safety, mental health services, and voting rights), recruiting discussion leaders, and welcoming more volunteers willing to help. If you are interested in helping, please contact one of the committee members: Carolyn Buppert, Nancy Donovan, Judy Froemke, Audurey Zunkel-deCoursey, Judy Froemke (and you?). You can see a list of discussion group meetings here and check for more updates on our process on our website.
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  UNITS UPDATE  

Discussion Units Are at the Heart of League Activism


By Judy Froemke, Discussion Units Coordinator

Since 1920, League members have been grassroots activists helping develop issue positions with which the national, state, and local Leagues can take action. Your participation in a Discussion Unit is at the core of this activism, particularly during consensus discussions and program planning. Read the Action Report to learn where League activism is making a positive difference.
 
Six Discussion Units met in November to focus on immigration and refugee policies, the history of immigration laws, the LWVUS position, suggestions for improved policies, state and local plans for refugees arriving from Afghanistan, and the civics questions given to immigrants prior to their naturalization. This was in conjunction with our Civic Education program on the topic.
 
There will be no Discussion Unit meetings in December. But wait! Mark your calendars for January, when you will have the opportunity to attend multiple Unit meetings, via Zoom, on topics of particular interest for our annual program planning.
 
Facilitated by long-time League leader Linda Mather, the seven Discussion Unit leaders will have our second monthly “training” meeting on Dec. 14. Our group is Carolyn Buppert, Barbara Byrd, Lynn Baker, Linda Mather, Olivia Smith, Jean Trygstad, Tia Wulff, and Judy Froemke as coordinator. We will become refreshed with such League concepts as how to run the show and not take over, consensus/concurrence, advocacy/lobbying.
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Speakers Bureau Chair Beth Burczak at a “Democracy in Action” event at Central Catholic High School. Photo by Chris Cobey.

  VOTER SERVICE  

High School ‘Democracy in Action’ Event Inspires Hope


By Beth Burczak, Speakers Bureau Chair

What gives you hope?
 
Voter Service Chair Chris Cobey and I had the honor of representing the League at Central Catholic High School’s annual “Democracy in Action” event on Dec. 1, where we engaged with high school students interested in becoming involved in their government. You had to feel hopeful after listening to their informed questions and observing their eagerness to learn. We didn’t have many opportunities for voter registration because so many students were already registered to vote!
 
The students were eager to discuss our most current League issues of police oversight and structure of city government — truly current topics that are relevant to them and that will shape their futures in Portland. They also wanted to discuss how the League was addressing concerns about voting rights across the country.
 
Chris took the opportunity to learn more about how they receive their political news, and it was impressive that they were seeking out information from a number of different sources, with podcasts being the most popular. Note: LWVPDX is in the process of exploring podcasts as our newest voter service platform. The gym was filled with energy of youth and idealism that showed even through their masks (strict COVID protocols were in place).
 
We have the potential for future opportunities to collaborate with the high school, so if you want to feel hopeful, contact Chris to volunteer with the Voter Service team: voterservice@lwvpdx.org.

More Voter Service News


Voter Service Ramps Up for Busy 2022 Primary Election
Volunteers interested in framing questions for primary election candidates will meet via Zoom on Friday, Jan. 7, and also perhaps on Tuesday, Jan. 11. The questions will help us prepare for next spring’s Voter Forums, Voters’ Guide, Video Voters’ Guides, and VOTE411.org. You are welcome to join us! Contact Chris Cobey at voterservice@lwvpdx.org.
 
Apply for Metro Council?
If you, or someone you know, have lived since January 2020 in new Metro District 6 and are interested in being appointed to serve on Metro Council for 11 months (and potentially run for election next year for a full term ending in 2024 at $51,565 per year), your application is due by Jan. 3 at 5pm. The revised district boundaries are to be adopted this month; they generally include all of SE and South Portland, NE Portland south of I-84, SW Portland south of I-405/I-5 and Hwy 26, and a little east of I-205. More information is here and here.

Check Out New District Maps
Redistricting is completed for federal and state legislative districts. Potential candidates have until March 8, 2022, to file. Do you know what your new district is? Check them out here.
State maps showing new Oregon House and Senate districts. Click here for larger versions.
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  MEMBERSHIP MATTERS  

Our League is 250+ Strong


By Mary McWilliams, Membership Chair

LWVPDX has 257 new or renewed members for our League year that runs July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022. There is a built-in grace period so that all members will have a full year of membership, regardless of when that member joins during our fiscal/membership year. Your membership includes LWVPDX, LWVOR (state League) and LWVUS (national League).
 
If you have any questions about your membership, don’t hesitate to contact membership@lwvpdx.org. Thank you for supporting the League with your membership. If you would like to further support us with your time as a volunteer or leader, please also reach out.
 

Welcome

Welcome to our new members who have joined in the last month:
Terri Wanke
Katy Gray
Jean Rogers
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NOVEMBER WINNER
Patricia Chor
Thanks for reading!

  MEMBER NEWS  

To Be ‘In League’ Means Finding the Level of Involvement that Works for You


By Debbie Kaye, LWVPDX President

People join the League of Women Voters for so many good reasons. For some, it is to get involved with local or statewide issues. Some people want to learn and volunteer with the organization that brings them nonpartisan information through panel discussions and voter education. Others simply want to support this trusted political organization. We welcome all types of members!
 
Do you wonder about expectations, about how to be active with the League or how much time is considered “right?” In response to those questions, here is information adapted from LWVUS.
 
Do you have 20 minutes a month?
  • Read your local League newsletter, The Voter
  • Tell your neighbor about a League event and encourage them to attend it
That is being active in League.
 
With an extra couple of hours, you can …
  • Attend an Action Committee meeting
  • Help register voters
  • Staff a League information table at an event
  • Attend a Discussion Unit meeting or Civic Education program
  • Proofread or help prepare a mailing
  • Welcome guests and members at a League event
  • Write an article for The Voter about a recent League event
  • Be a timer for a candidate or ballot measure forum
That is being active in League.
 
When you have even more time to offer:
  • Join a local or state-wide study committee
  • Participate in the Speakers Bureau
  • Research ballot measures for VOTE411.org and our voters’ guides
  • Become a League observer at government agency meetings
That is being active in League.
 
The League of Women Voters values your membership and participation — whatever that may look like. We invite you to become as active as your time permits. See the list of volunteer opportunities and League leaders contact information at the end of this newsletter, or contact the office to learn how you can be “in League.” And, if your time does not permit volunteering right now, we’re happy to count you among our members still.
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  LEAGUE BUSINESS  

Questions About LWVPDX? Check Out Our Website!


By Margaret Noel, Communications Chair

Have you looked at the Portland League’s website lately? As the principal editor and administrator for lwvpdx.org, I do my best to keep it informative, easy to use, and up to date. If you need information about your League, please check the website.
 
When you’re looking at the website on your computer, you’ll see that the sidebar at the right on every page lists upcoming events, recent tweets, links to our social media accounts, and links to our most recent newsletter issues. By clicking on the menu titles (along the top of our desktop browser, or using the “menu” button on mobile), you can find comprehensive, up-to-date information about our activities and our organization, such as: New pages added this month include one on our Interest Groups and another on Giving Tuesday. The homepage was updated with a Giving Tuesday post and the link to our new video of the civic education program on immigration and refugee resettlement.
 
If you have suggestions for improving the website, please let me know. Also, please contact me at communications@lwvpdx.org if you would like to help with posting information! I would be glad to show you how.
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  DEVELOPMENT DIRECTIONS  

Hats Off to All Our Supporters!


By Linda H. Mantel, Development Chair

As we reach the end of the year, it’s time to say thank you to all our donors. You have enabled LWVPDX to carry out its many activities, including Civic Education programs, Action and advocacy on critical issues, Voter Service activities, and research and discussion of major topics through our studies.
 
Highlights include these public programs, which are available to view online if you missed them: A major accomplishment this year was the preparation and publication of our study on Portland Police accountability, which has led to many discussions, advocacy events, and sharing of information with civic bodies. In addition, our recent restudy of Portland’s City Government, The City That Works: Preparing Portland for the Future, has provided well-researched information for the ongoing city charter review, and we have testified to the Charter Review Commission based on the positions we adopted following our study.
 
Looking ahead, remember our year-end giving theme: We’ve got you covered! You can help us prepare for the upcoming Primary Election season with voters’ guides — in print, online, and on video — and our signature candidate and ballot measure forums, which we hope to produce as podcasts as well as videos. This new venture will requires financial assistance!
 
If you did not have a chance to donate on Giving Tuesday, we are close to our goal and would be happy to have you help us get there. Thank you all in advance for your support this year, and we wish you a happy and healthy holiday season and new year.
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  CIVIC EDUCATION  

   A Successful Program   

Nearly 60 people watched our November Civic Education program on immigration and refugee resettlement with a panel of speakers that featured the first-person perspective of an immigrant and a former refugee. The speakers discussed opportunities and challenges of meeting the needs for wraparound services, low-income housing, new funding, and laws to increase capacity to help in resettling an estimated 650 Afghan refugees as new residents in Oregon. If you missed this program, you can watch the recording prepared by our partner MetroEast Community Media.
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  ACTION REPORT  

Considering the Gender-Specific Needs of System-Affected Young Girls


By Debbie Aiona, Action Chair

November Action Committee guest Diane Brandsma shared lessons from her years of experience working with system-affected girls in Oregon and discussed the importance of gender-specific programming that meets their unique needs. System-affected youth in Oregon are those involved with the Child Welfare system or the Oregon Youth Authority (OYA). OYA handles delinquency and child welfare dependency. Ms. Brandsma’s career includes working in and leading residential treatment programs serving girls, gender-expansive youth, and their families. She spoke about the high frequency of trauma and poverty common among these young people.
 
Out of concern for girls and young women, the Coalition of Advocates for Equal Access for Girls formed in the early 1990s and sponsored and helped pass Oregon’s Equal Access Law (ORS 417.270). Oregon is the only state in the nation that requires “all state agencies that provide services to children to ensure that girls have equal access to appropriate gender-specific services, treatment, and facilities.”
 
A 2016 state audit of female youth offender transition programs underscores the continued need for Oregon’s Equal Access Law:
 
Female youth in juvenile justice tend to have more acute physical and mental health needs, and three times as many female youth in OYA custody have attempted suicide as their male counterparts. A substantial number report previous sexual, physical, and emotional abuse, for which they have received little, if any, treatment. Female youth also tend to respond to untreated trauma differently; they are more likely to run away, and less likely to engage in more criminal acts. As a result, female youth sometimes do not receive appropriate treatment until their behavior lands them in the juvenile justice system. (p. 1)
 
The audit goes on to explain that services for young women offenders transitioning out of state custody are not equivalent to the programs serving male youth offenders. This is one example of the importance of devoting attention to the unique needs of young women and youth identifying as young women.
 
Ms. Brandsma recalled the conditions leading up to Oregon’s decision to focus on girls’ needs. Before the law’s adoption, state agencies provided cookie-cutter services that tended to overlook the underlying cause of girls’ delinquency, self-harm, suicide, depression, relational aggression, and other manifestations. Increased understanding of the impact of trauma in their lives led to improvements in services. For example, girls now have a stand-alone correctional facility at Oak Creek in Albany. From building design to programming, the facility is centered on girls’ needs. There are photos, videos, and a blog on the website if you want to know more.
 
At one time, the Portland area had a number of strong residential treatment programs, but the level of care declined over time, and they have all closed. There is a greater focus now on keeping families together through individual support and more use of foster care. However, there is concern as to whether gender-specific programming is making its way to girls. Ms. Brandsma concluded by encouraging public participation in these issues and in the use of a gender lens in policy making.
 
Additional Resources: Note: The Action Committee does not meet in December.

 

Recent Action Committee Activity


Oral Testimony on Reports at City Council Sessions
The League joined the Japanese American Citizens League, Portland Copwatch, the Portland Jewish Voice for Peace, and the Portland Metro People’s Coalition in encouraging Mayor Wheeler to resume accepting oral testimony on reports. The group took advantage of City Council’s Wednesday morning communications slots during which the public can testify on any subject. The five organizations shared the advantages of giving the public the opportunity to comment on reports and reminded council that prior administrations had accepted oral testimony; LWVPDX has long advocated for this change. The mayor consulted with the commissioners and, in a victory for public participation, he agreed to take oral testimony on reports once again.
 
Transparency and Public Records Advisory Council
LWVPDX, along with Open Oregon, Society of Professional Journalists, and ACLU Oregon, submitted a letter to the Oregon Senate Rules Committee urging careful questioning of a nominee from the Portland City Attorney’s Office to the state’s Public Records Advisory Council. Portland’s track record responding to public records request is of significant concern. In the interest of a well-functioning advisory council supportive of transparency, it was important for the rules committee to be aware of potential issues with the candidate. This action was an offshoot of the group’s work with the Portland Charter Review Commission, where we recommended that they consider adding a Transparency Advocate and Commission to the city charter.
 
Public Safety Support Specialists
LWVPDX testified in support of additional funding for the City of Portland’s Public Safety Support Specialist program during the fall budget adjustment process. Support specialists provide police services in circumstances where an armed, sworn officer is not needed. Expanding the program and providing funding for equipment and vehicles frees up sworn officers to handle the types of service calls for which they are trained and equipped.
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   Help Us Find Our Next Office Manager!   


Do you know of a good potential office manager? We are recruiting for a part-time staff position to work both onsite in our new office and remotely (hybrid), at a rate of $22-$25/hour. If you know of a potential candidate, please contact Chris Cobey at recruitment@lwvpdx.org for more details.

  INTEREST GROUP  

Portland’s Safe Rest Villages Help the Transition to Affordable Housing


By Donna Cohen and Judy Froemke, Housing Interest Group

The Housing Interest Group met in November to hear Chariti Montez report on Portland's Safe Rest Villages. Chariti is the Homelessness Strategies Project Manager for City Commissioner Dan Ryan. She has previous experience with the Portland Bureau of Development and the Portland Housing Bureau.
 
Several steps led to the Safe Rest Villages plan:
  • The realization that more than 4,000 people needed shelters and rescue from high-impact encampments. (Those are pre-pandemic 2020 numbers; it could be much higher now.)
  • $16.8 million from the March 2021 bi-partisan American Rescue Plan, which is helping to fund implementation.
  • The city’s April 2021 vote to approve the “Shelter to Housing” code package.
Shelter to Housing puts homeless individuals on a continuum that moves them from living on the street, to temporary shelter with hygiene services and social work support teams, to tiny homes (such as Kenton Women’s Village and St. Johns Village, also with on-site case management), to affordable housing.
Each village will have a building for bathrooms, for shared kitchen facilities, and for an office with a social room. Each sleeping pod will provide for a partner and a pet with electricity, heat, and a locking door. Safe Rest Villages in the works include a 60-pod village at Menlo Park & Ride and a 30-40-pod village on Naito Parkway, with several more planned. All sites are on city- and county-owned property and require electrical and plumbing improvements.
 
The homelessness strategy management team includes community engagement specialists who receive referrals for the Safe Rest Villages from Portland Street Response, park rangers, and nonprofit case managers. They get to know these individuals and help prepare them for a move into a Safe Rest Village.
 
Participants at the November Housing Interest Group meeting were chair Donna Cohen, notetaker Kathy Casto, Carolyn Buppert, Jean Johnson, Susan Holmes, Pamela Reeves, Eileen Hufana, Barbara Dudley, Marsha Gulick, Claire Kordosky, Vincenza Scarpaci, Deb Wallace, and Judy Froemke.
Safe Rest Village plan mock-up. Graphics courtesy City Commissioner Dan Ryan's office.
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  CIVIC EDUCATION  

View (And Share!) Our Short Video on Teaching High School Civics


By Margaret Noel, Communications Chair

Here’s a new 7-minute video we think you will enjoy watching. It was developed from recordings made during our October program on teaching high school civics with the Harvard Case Method.
 
As League members, we believe citizens should understand how our government works and how they can make a difference. Oregon lawmakers agree; in the 2021 legislative session, they passed a new statewide graduation requirement. Students entering high school next fall will have to take a course in civics, as well as U.S. history, to graduate in 2026. Our new video fits both our League values and this new graduation requirement.
 
Training and support for using the case method are totally free to all current teachers of high school civics, U.S. history, and U.S. government. We want to spread the word about this to teachers throughout Oregon. Please share this link to our video with any teachers you know. Thank you!
Our video on the Harvard Case Method, produced by partner MetroEast Community Media.
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  Volunteer Roundup  


LWVPDX is always looking for volunteers! Volunteer opportunities announced in this issue are listed below; read the linked article and contact the listed League leader for more information. We do not share personal contact information in this newsletter; if a listed contact does not have a LWVPDX email address, you can look up their contact information in our membership directory, or contact the office at info@lwvpdx.org or (503) 228-1675. If you are looking for a different type of volunteer opportunity than those listed here, contact any member of the board to discuss how you can help us fulfill our mission of "Making Democracy Work." 
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  Calendar at a Glance  


December
  • There are no Discussion Unit or Action Committee meetings in December.
January
  • Jan. 3: Deadline to apply for interim Metro Council seat, Dist. 6 | Learn more
  • Jan. 5: LWVPDX Board Meeting | Noon to 2pm via Zoom.
  • Jan. 7: Voter Service Committee meeting | Learn more
  • Jan. 10: Next Voter Newsletter Issue | Check your email inbox!
  • Jan. 11: Voter Service Committee meeting (tentative) | Learn more
  • Jan. 15: Program Planning Group 1 | 10am, discussing health and human services
  • Jan. 17: Program Planning Group 2 | 1pm, discussing equity of opportunity
  • Jan. 20: Program Planning Group 3 | 1pm, discussing national and local governance
  • Jan. 24: Program Planning Group 4 | 10am, discussing livability issues
  • Jan. 24: Program Planning Group 5 | 6:30pm, discussing environmental sustainability
  • Jan. 25: Program Planning Group 6 | 9:30am, discussing organizational equity and diversity
  • Jan. 26: Program Planning Group 7 | 6:30pm, discussing public safety
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Board of Directors

> Debbie Kaye, President
president@lwvpdx.org
> Marion McNamara, Vice President
vpadmin@lwvpdx.org 
> Chris Cobey, Voter Service Chair

voterservice@lwvpdx.org
> Nancy Donovan, Civic Education Chair, civiced@lwvpdx.org 
> Anne Davidson, Secretary

secretary@lwvpdx.org
> Adrienne Aiona, Treasurer
treasurer@lwvpdx.org 
> Margaret Noel, Communications Chair, 
communications@lwvpdx.org
> Debbie Aiona, Action Chair
action@lwvpdx.org 
> Judy Froemke, Discussion Units Coordinator, units@lwvpdx.org 
> Linda Mantel, Development Chair

development@lwvpdx.org
> Audrey Zunkel-deCoursey, At-Large, atlarge4@lwvpdx.org
> Carolyn Buppert, Twitter
socialmedia@lwvpdx.org
> Amber Nobe, Newsletter Editor
newsletter@lwvpdx.org
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Off-Board Leaders

> Mary McWilliams, Membership Chair, membership@lwvpdx.org 
> Ann Dudley, Nominating Committee Chair
nominating@lwvpdx.org
> Jen Jacobs, Budget Committee Chair, budget@lwvpdx.org
> Phil Thor, Endowment Committee Chair
> Beth Burczak, Speakers Bureau Chair, 
speakers@lwvpdx.org
> Kathy Casto, Voters' Guide Editor,
votersguide@lwvpdx.org
> VACANT, Video Voters' Guide, 
videovotersguide@lwvpdx.org
> VACANT, Forums Chair, forums@lwvpdx.org
> VACANT, Voter Registration Chair, voterreg@lwvpdx.org
> Elizabeth Davis, Instagram,
lwvpdxinsta@gmail.com
> Katie LeRoux, Facebook
Interest Group Chairs:
> Nancy Donovan, Education
> James Ofsink, Justice
> Donna Cohen, Housing & Homelessness

About The Voter

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